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Exhaust pipe removal

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I need to remove the front (bottom) exhaust pipe so I can adjust the travel of the rear brake lever (found a good post for this part)...however, removing the exhaust pipe seems a bit daunting of a task. Is there any easy way to take off the pipe(s)? Also, I guess I need to buy new crush washers? It really looks like it is going to be a bitch to tighten them back up, especially the bottom nuts, even if I do get them off. Any advice?
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Really simple. Took me about 10 minutes is all. A lot of people recommend getting a crows foot ratchet to help but I just used a regular open-end wrench with no troubles. Once off, make sure you get the old crush gaskets out! They are hard to see. Also, make sure you dont cross thread the stud/acorns when putting the exhaust back on
Hmmm...10 minutes. That means it should take me about two hours. What I really should do is sell the freakin' tool box and leave this to people who know what the hell they are doing. I am amazed I haven't left a trail of parts in the road as I speed away ! Or, maybe I did. Thank you.
I wimped out and had a mechanic buddy disconnect the pipe, yup, was not bad and it was off and back on in about 30 minutes. Key was a 12mm socket that has the knuckle joint built into it (never saw one of these before, need to get a set). He also adjusted the brake pedal at the bottom of the master cylinder so it doesn't bottom out on the crash bar any more.
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